Report in Europe pinpoints possible next destination for wanted Sheffield Wednesday man

Reports in Europe have linked one of Sheffield Wednesday’s many soon-to-be out-of-contract players with a move to a top tier Dutch side.
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As reported by The Star some weeks ago, Owls midfielder Joey Pelupessy has attracted interest from clubs across the continent, including here in the Championship, in his homeland in Holland and in Turkey.

Now a report in the Dutch media has suggested that the 27-year-old is of specific interest to top-half Eredivisie side FC Groningen, citing the Dutchman’s management as their source.

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Pelupessy has split opinion among Wednesday fans since his arrival under Jos Luhukay in 2018. He has made 41 appearances in a Wednesday shirt in what many have said is his best season in England.

Joey Pelupessy has been a main man for Sheffield Wednesday this season.Joey Pelupessy has been a main man for Sheffield Wednesday this season.
Joey Pelupessy has been a main man for Sheffield Wednesday this season.

The Owls took out an option to extend his contract by one year last summer and despite widespread interest elsewhere, the midfielder has not ruled out the possibility of extending his stay at Hillsborough.

As also revealed by The Star earlier this month, it is understood that all contract negotiations at Wednesday are on hold until their divisional status next season is confirmed.

Pelupessy said earlier this month: “Sheffield Wednesday is always an option for me… I will always appreciate that they gave me the chance to play in England, and I’ll never forget that.

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“Apart from the results, obviously, I’m really happy at this club, I feel at home, I know everybody really well, so I have nothing to complain about.

“I’m happy here, so if they want to talk about the future then I will always listen to Sheffield Wednesday, 100%, because I respect the club and what they did for me.”

During the conversation he also admitted that his own future wasn’t priority at this point, saying: “Of course the future is sometimes in my head, but not too much because this period is so important for the club.

“I work hard for myself every day, and I prepare as good as possible. I believe that if you work hard and put your focus on it, then something good will always come in your future. If I think about it too much, and focus too much on my future, then it won’t help me for the games. That’s the most important thing.”



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